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Pakistan helped Iraq in defeating ISIS, says Iraqi envoy

Pakistan helped Iraq in defeating IS, says Iraqi envoy
Pakistan was among a number of countries that supported Iraq in fighting ISIS, the Dawn news quoted the Ambassador of Iraq Ali Yasin Muhammad Karim as saying at a press conference at the embassy Saturday. 

Pakistan quietly helped Iraq in its fight against ISIS militias, which reached a major milestone this week with the liberation of Mosul from the terrorist group’s control after three years of occupation.

Talking about Pakistan’s help, the ambassador said Iraq, besides getting intelligence on terrorists, also received arms and ammunition and military medical assistance from the country.

He recalled some of the Iraqi pilots, who took part in action against the ISIS, had been trained in Pakistan.

The ambassador said the continuing intelligence cooperation between Iraq and Pakistan could help the latter deal with the expanding footprint of the ISIS in the region.

The Iraqi ambassador called for support for reconstruction and restoration of services in the cities devastated by the war.

“We need help for rebuilding infrastructure, which is the next important task,” he said.

Last Modified: Saturday، 15 July 2017 12:28 PM
Sunday، 16 July 2017 08:54 AM
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